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TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı to give public talk in London

UPDATED: 22 Nov 2017, 12.30 The TRNC London Representative has announced that President Mustafa Akıncı will be in London next week. During his visit to the British capital – his first since being elected TRNC President in May 2015 – the Turkish Cypriot leader will be meeting with British Parliamentarians and giving a public conference about the Cyprus […]

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Turkish-Bulgarian politician seeks minority status for Turks

  Bulgarian Turks continue to press for minority rights in spite of deep opposition from the government. The campaign is being led by Lyutvi Mestan, a former MP and current head of the Democrats for Responsibility, Solidarity and Tolerance Party (DOST), a pro-NATO, pro-EU, pro-Turkish rights party formed in 2016. In an interview on popular […]

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MPs respond to Turkish Cypriot concerns over UK’s North Cyprus air embargo

A correspondence campaign regarding the Pegasus security clamp-down for flights from Ercan Airport to Britain is starting to bear fruit. The campaign was launched by the British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA), Embargoed! and T-VINE Magazine. One of the first to get active was Barnet resident and advertising consultant Sonya Karafistan. Her template letter to MPs […]

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Turkey worst in Europe for waste landfills
 

A report has found Turkey is Europe’s third largest producer of household and commercial waste, but the worst in recycling. It sends more than double to landfill sites compared to Spain – the next worst offender. Research by Expert Market revealed that Turkey has the worst waste management practices in Europe, chucking away a mammoth […]

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Family of fatal car accident victim Cavit Kannur “furious” after months of waiting for justice

  Originally from Yeşilırmak, in Lefke, northwest Cyprus, Cavit Mustafa Kannur was a model citizen and family man. Two years ago, this long-term resident of Güzelyurt was killed in a car accident by the Cengiz Topel Monument on the Güzelyurt-Lefke main road. A 19-year-old driver, Deniz Avcu, was travelling in the opposite direction, from Gemikonağı towards […]

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Real-life stories of Brummie Turks needed for A Tale of Two Chippies

  In recent years, there’s been a more determined effort to better represent the rich diversity across Great Britain. From casting to storytelling, the worlds of film, fashion, television and theatre are all eager to tap into the heritage and talent that exists in Britain’s black and ethnic minority communities. That said it’s still a […]

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New Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway brings Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Georgia closer

Leaders from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia launched a new Eurasian railroad link at a ceremony in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku last week. The 826-km (513 miles) Baku–Tbilisi–Kars (BTK) railway, which includes 105-km of new track, links the three countries and establishes a new land connection between Europe and China for both passengers and freight. […]

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North Cyprus looks set for General Elections in January 2018

  Pressure from Opposition parties for the TRNC Government to hold elections early in the New Year seem to have taken root. Earlier this week, President Akıncı gave his formal assent to the draft law after meeting with the leaders of all four political parties represented in the TRNC Parliament. The new law, which had passed […]

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Clocks go back an hour in Cyprus and Britain, but not Turkey

On Sunday, 29 October, clocks will be going back in various parts of the world as part of Daylight Saving Time (DST). This includes Britain, North and South Cyprus. The decision by the Turkish Cypriot authorities to return DST means there will now be an hour’s difference with Turkey, which decided to end the practice […]